On September 23, 1995, President Gordon B. Hinckley released “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.” This proclamation reiterates what the Lord has revealed about the role of men and women and their need in the family unit, as well as the role of families in God’s eternal plan.
As the Family Proclamation turned 25-years-old, the Church provided a number of resources in the September 2020 issue of the Ensign to help honor the occasion. This included a special article entitled, “Seeing Yourself in the Family Proclamation.”
One section of the article discussed how a family can mean much more than just parents.
“There are many family relationships that can be sacred stewardships,” the article read. “Brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and others can be uniquely influential. Extended families should lend support when needed. Fostering these family connections can bring needed support and become prized relationships.”
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